So I decided to feature a website that I discovered awhile ago and think would be helpful for those who want to explore or improve their digital painting skills. It also perhaps coincide with what I will be announcing to you. The website that I would like to feature is called “Ctrl+Paint.” It is a free resource to learning the basics of digital painting. In the past, I struggled to find a great resource that went through basic digital painting skills and I found Ctrl+Paint to be perfect in providing easy to follow tutorials. There are some videos that are more in depth that you do have to pay for to view, but overall the free videos provide just enough information in my opinion. The website also offers a blog which covers some great topics including whether copying a style is acceptable or not, the importance of thumbnails or the source of light, and even email etiquette. Overall, I highly recommend you to visit this website if you are interested in digital painting 🙂
Now onto my special announcement that I would like to share with you! I am please to announce that I’ve gone back to school for the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program at University of Toronto! What is biomedical communications, you ask? It’s really just a modern title for medical illustration. This program is the only accredited program in Canada and combines the two things that I love which is art and science 🙂 As you can see, this explains why I’ve been absent from my blog. I’ve been drowning in anatomy over the last 8 weeks and I still have a couple more weeks of it!
So because of this new journey, I’m not too sure how my blog is going to evolve. All I know is that I still want to post my work, my work in progress and hopefully share with you some neat or innovative tips or techniques that I’ll learn along the way in improving my art skills and becoming a medical illustrator. The program is two years long and I’m excited to see what will happen in the next two years 🙂
Stay tune for some drawing assignments that I have coming up soon!